Flour crisis may hit Punjab as flour mills refuse to comply with govt’s orders

LAHORE: Flour mills in Punjab refused to comply with government orders, which could lead to a flour crisis in the province. According to details, the dangers of the flour crisis in Punjab began to loom large. The provincial government said

Flour mills announce strike over imposition of taxes

LAHORE: The Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) has announced to go on strike from Thursday (today) leading to concerns over a rise in the price of flout. The mill owners had announced a protest against budget measures proposing a hike

Artificial flour shortage ensues in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: An artificial flour crisis has ensued in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as people struggle to get the basic commodity. The flour mills’ owners have increased the prices in many adjoining areas of the city including Sarai

First vessel carrying wheat imported from Ukraine to reach Karachi

KARACHI: The first vessel carrying 60,804 metric tons of wheat from Ukraine will reach Karachi port on Wednesday afternoon. This import is part of the government’s efforts to ensure relief in wake of ongoing price hike of wheat flour which

Sugar, flour crisis report

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been receiving immense heat after the findings of a high-powered investigation formed to enquire the flour and sugar crisis incriminated several of his close aides and party leaders. The prime minister had vowed to expose

PML-N demands inquiry report on flour, sugar thefts in parliament

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marriyum Aurangzeb demanded to present inquiry report on flour and sugar theft from the incumbent government in parliament. In a statement, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that masses should be informed about the recovered wheat and

Relief Package

Amidst the spiraling inflation, the government sprang into action to contain the rising prices approving a relief package worth ten billion rupees to provide some immediate relief. The economic challenges have increased burden on the country and the common man

Will the Relief Package have any real effect?

The inflation rate has been spiraling out of control affecting all segments of society as the prices of essential items keep on increasing. Daily wage earners, salaried workers, and businessmen are concerned about the rising prices as even basic items

Govt plans to take action against all those behind flour crisis: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Saturday that strong action will be taken against those engaged in the wheat flour crisis as a comprehensive briefing was given to Prime

After wheat, a sugar crisis is now looming

There is an acute wheat flour crisis in Sindh, Punjab and other parts of the country. The crisis has stemmed not due to the shortage of the basic commodity but rather the mismanagement and inefficiency of policymakers. Now a sugar

Balochistan Govt takes notice of flour shortage in province

QUETTA: On Monday, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal ordered commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure the supply of flour and wheat at the provisional government rates. Taking notice of the increase in flour rates, Jam Kamal promised to take action

Rising flour prices

Flour is the most basic staple commodity which even the poorest segment of society consumes for a basic meal. The sudden soaring rise in flour prices across the country is a serious cause for concern as it will affect the

Flour prices rise countrywide

ISLAMABAD: Another inflation bomb has been dropped on the people of Pakistan as the price of flour has been increased in all over the country. According to details, the price of 10 kg of flour in Karachi has reached Rs

Govt to introduce ration card for the poor: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited an outlet of Utility Stores in Islamabad on Wednesday to ensure that common people are receiving essential kitchen items on subsidised rates. Chairman Utility Store Corporation, Zulqarnain Ali Khan, and Managing Director Umer Lodhi,

CCP imposes Rs75 mn fine on PFMA for fixing flour prices

ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Monday imposed Rs 75 million penalty on the Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) for fixing the price of wheat flour and its quantities of production. According to a press release, the CCP

Sindh govt to reduce flour price as crisis worsens: Mahmood Moulvi

KARACHI: Adviser on Maritime Affairs Mr Mahmood Moulvi has said that the Sindh government is likely to reduce the price of flour to address the crisis in the province. In a statement on micro-blogging site Twitter, the adviser said that

Sindh govt likely to reduce flour price: Mahmood Moulvi

KARACHI: Adviser on Maritime Affairs Mahmood Moulvi has said that the flour prices in Sindh are likely to decline from Rs 8 to 10 per kg in the next few days. Talking to the media in Karachi, Mahmood Moulvi said,

Flour crisis persists

Amidst increasing inflation and an overall economic downturn, flat bread makers have threatened to call a strike if the price of naans and rotis – staples cooked on stove – are not increased due to hike in flour prices. They

PM directed to control flour price: Firdous Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Premier Imran Khan has directed to control the price of flour. While briefing the media on cabinet decisions in Islamabad, PM directed to control